Job Overview


About the Agency

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) Resources, Science and Industry Division (RSI) is seeking an Analyst in Agricultural Economics. The Analyst will apply his/her knowledge of agricultural economics and of the regulatory, legislative, market and technical aspects of the U.S. agricultural sector to the analysis of public policy issues in the domestic and international agricultural areas.

The Analyst provides public policy analysis and consultation to congressional committees, Members, and staff; prepares innovative analytical studies on aspects of federal agricultural policies; and plans, organizes and coordinates multi-disciplinary team research projects and seminars. Particular attention will be paid to candidates' knowledge, expertise, and ability to work in the areas of agricultural trade programs, multilateral and bilateral trade agreements, and/or international food aid issues and their understanding of the domestic implications of these issues.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective, and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation's best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.


Prepares a variety of descriptive and background reports, memoranda, and written materials on subjects or public policy issues within the employee's area of professional knowledge.

Prepares a variety of analytical reports, memoranda, and written materials on public policy issues within the employee's area of professional knowledge to support congressional decision making.

Participates in planning, organizing, and coordinating group research efforts.

Through personal consultation, assists committees, Members, and staff with consideration of legislative issues by providing information and analysis, and applying professional subject-area knowledge.

Participates in CRS seminars, workshops, and/or outreach programs for committees, Members, and staff.

Locates and provides information requested by Members and committees of Congress or their staff.